Cavs obtain Pavlovic from Charlotte
Cleveland, OH (Sports Network) – The Cleveland Cavaliers Wednesday acquired
forward Sasha Pavlovic from the Charlotte Bobcats in exchange for a future
first-round draft choice.
Pavlovic was selected by the Bobcats in Tuesday’s expansion draft after the
Utah Jazz left the 20-year old unprotected.
The 6’7″ Pavlovic, a native of Serbia and Montenegro, was chosen by Utah with
the 19th overall pick in last year’s draft and averaged 4.8 points and 2.0
rebounds during his rookie campaign.
“We look at Sasha as a low-risk, high-reward addition to our team,” said
Cavaliers general manager Jim Paxson. “He has already proven he can play at
the NBA level and, at only 20 years old, he could potentially develop into a
very good player.”
The future pick that will be sent to Charlotte was obtained by Cleveland from
Toronto in a 2002 trade that sent Lamond Murray to the Raptors.